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Police Issue Warning - If You Turn Off This Light, Your Inviting Robbers To Break In

Local law enforcement agencies from around the country have agreed to share a few tips to share that will help keep you safe throughout 2017. Remember that when it comes to crime, prevention has as much to do with what you are doing as what you’re not doing.

1. Women should not set their purses down in the front section of a grocery cart. Doing so makes you an easy target for a criminal looking to snatch and grab. The best idea is to keep your purse strapped in front of you and hold your keys in your free hand or put them in a zipped or internal coat pocket. Keep your phone in the purse. Try to avoid making phone calls or sending texts in public as this can mean you do not notice a criminal approaching.

2. Park near the cart rack or in the first row in the parking lot whenever possible. High activity levels of customers coming and going and taking and returning carts makes criminals think twice.

3. When you enter your garage, make sure to move your mirrors down so you can see a criminal trying to sneak in just as the garage door is closing.

4. Keep the door between your garage and your house locked at all times.

5. Keep your porch light or other outside lights on at night. Criminals don’t like lighted areas.

6. Keep your home windows closed and locked at night, and close your blinds.

7. Alter the pattern of your lights on a regular basis. Experienced criminals will watch your house for several nights to figure out which light goes off last. They obviously know the last light off is the light in your bedroom, so try leaving other lights on in a bathroom or kitchen once or twice a week to avoid predictability.

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